Beautification and Cleanup and Philadelphia and Volunteers03 Mar 2016 03:19 pm

The City of Philadelphia’s 9th Annual Philly Spring Clean Up is scheduled for Saturday, April 9, 2016, between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm. The City will help neighbors clean up their blocks by providing a limited number of supplies, such as trash bags and gloves. It will also help by collecting trash and recyclables from your block and in assisting you in planning your clean up.

If you are interested in joining with your neighbors to clean up your block, you must register by either going on line at or downloading an application and mailing it to:
Calrton Williams, Deputy Commissioner, City of Philadelphia – Streets Department, 730 Municipal Services Building, 1401 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19102.

Applications are due no later than April 1, 2016.

If you need help in obtaining an application or supplies, we at Passyunk Square Civic Association can help you. We can also inform the neighborhood through our social media network and perhaps recruit additional volunteers to assist you in cleaning your block. Just contact us at

Whether you need our help or not, please let us know if your block intends to participate in this year’s Philly Spring Cleanup. As a result of this Cleanup we should have a much cleaner neighborhood and city.

For more information, go to

ESL and Philadelphia and South Philly Language Exchange03 Mar 2016 03:18 pm

The next South Philly Language Exchange will be on Thursday, March 24, at Taquitos de Puebla (1149 South 9th St.). All South Philly Language Exchanges begin at 7:00 pm!

 Do you want to learn some Spanish? Would you like to meet Spanish-speaking neighbors and help them to learn English, while supporting a local Mexican restaurant and building community in Passyunk Square? The South Philly Language Exchange is a monthly event that brings together English and Spanish speakers over dinner at local restaurants. This event is open to everyone and is informal and fun. If you come, you can order food or not, and you will be made to feel welcome!

Beautification and Cleanup and Event and Philadelphia and Trash & Recycling and Volunteers05 Feb 2016 10:37 am

Green Stormwater Infrastructure Volunteer

Interested in learning more about the neighborhood’s green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) and how you can help keep the installations eye-catching and effective at maintaining clean water? Join the team of volunteer GSI Monitors to assist in the Philadelphia Water Department’s Soak It Up! Adoption program. GSI Monitors play a vital role in the continuation of PSCA’s partnership with the PW by being trained on how the sites function and how to identify issues and report problems – tasks which can be completed onsite while you walk your dog or take the stroller around the neighborhood!

Learn more about joining the team of GSI Monitors at a meet-and-greet at B2 located at 1500 E. Passyunk Ave. on Wednesday, February 17, at 6:30 pm or by emailing You can also read more about PWD’s innovative Green Cities, Clean Waters initiative at their website.

Passyunk Gardens Volunteer

Would you like to put your green thumb to work in the Passyunk Gardens this summer? Join the PSCA Beautification Committee for their Meet & Greet on Saturday, February 6, from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm at Cafe Crema located at 1205 S. 9th St. If you would like more information about the Passyunk Gardens, email

Eyes on the Street Volunteer

Thanks to donations made to PSCA by individuals and businesses, at the end of 2012 PSCA entered into a contract for sidewalk sweeping, litter removal and related cleaning services (not including large objects) with ABM Janitorial Services. Although the contract is in effect, we would like to have neighbors make sure that their blocks are being cleaned. We are asking neighbors to volunteer to be PSCA’s eyes on the block where you live. We’re not asking for a major commitment of time or effort nor for you to check the entire neighborhood. We’re merely asking for residents to volunteer a few minutes to ensure that PSCA’s street cleaning contractor is cleaning your block of litter. If there is furniture or large trash items on your street, please contact 311 to have it removed, our contractor can’t remove it. PSCA will let volunteers know in advance when their block is scheduled to be cleaned. Please check and/or send a photo to verify that the job is being done. If you are interested, please send your name, home address, phone and e-mail address to

Newsletter and Philadelphia07 Apr 2015 11:07 am

Philadelphia Crosstown Coalition is an advocacy group for government issues impacting the lives of Philadelphia citizens.  The membership is comprised of delegates from civic associations across the city. To date there are 19 associations signed on.  Among the issues being followed are education, zoning and land use, and tax and government reform. Passyunk Square Civic Association is a member of this organization, with our own Ilene Wilder serving as its delegate and also on the Executive Committee in charge of Communications for the group. Check out for more information and to sign up for their newsletter.

Newsletter and Philadelphia03 Nov 2014 06:00 pm

PSCA encourages you to get out and VOTE!
Tuesday, November 4 is Election Day and polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. through 8:00 p.m. Make sure you know where your polling place is, and if you’d like to learn more about the ballot and ballot questions, check out the Committee of Seventy’s 2014 Election page or the Philadelphia City Commissioner’s website.

Mayoral Issue Agendas Seek PSCA Input
The 2014 election may soon be over, but the 2015 election is just gearing up and it will be an important one as Philadelphia will elect a new Mayor. Many organizations are putting together policy agendas that make recommendations to the next Mayor on a variety of topics. The Passyunk Square Civic Association sees these efforts as an important way to make sure our most pressing neighborhood issues are addressed by our local elected officials.
The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce is running the Roadmap for Growth campaign, aimed at sparking a public conversation about the importance of creating jobs and growth in Philadelphia. PSCA recently participated in the Chamber’s South Philadelphia listening tour session at the Old Swedes Church in Queen Village, where participants were asked about their ideas to create jobs, support businesses and encourage growth. All residents are encouraged to attend other tour stops, Issue Forums or to contribute ideas and feedback online at
The Next Great City campaign is run by a coalition of 100 organizations representing community, environmental, health, faith, labor and other groups with the goal of creating clean, safer, and healthier neighborhoods. PSCA was a supporter of the 2007 and 2011 Next Great City agendas, which have helped focus efforts on replanting neighborhood trees, improving recycling, and creating a land bank among other successes. The coalition is now putting together a new agenda, and PSCA will share those efforts with our membership in the coming months.

Philadelphia and Trash & Recycling07 Jan 2014 02:11 pm

Phila Streets




Message from the Philadelphia Streets Department:

Due to the extreme low temperatures and recent weather events, Sanitation collections will be delayed throughout the week. Residents should set out their trash and recycling on their regularly scheduled day and keep them at their normal pick up locations. If they are not picked up we will collect the following day. We regret this inconvenience and thank citizens in advance for their patience and cooperation as crews navigate through dangerous cold weather.

Twitter: @PhilaStreets, @UnLitterUs



Philadelphia06 Jan 2014 09:08 pm

Our monthly General Meeting for January has been cancelled due to the dangerously cold weather we are receiving tomorrow. Please stay warm and keeps your pets inside! For more cold weather tips, visit the Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management website at or follow them on Facebook ( and Twitter (

Philadelphia09 Sep 2013 11:30 am

OPA Capture

Messages from Office of Property Assessment for Community/​Neighborho​od Groups: Homestead Exemption Deadline, Telephone Town Hall, Relief Measures

Beautification and Philadelphia09 Jul 2013 01:48 pm

The first community meeting about the mural proposal for 910 Dickinson will be tomorrow evening July, 9 at 6pm in the lot of the church next to 910 Dickinson or inside the church if its raining. If the weather is good, feel free to bring a folding chair and join Cathy Harris, Director of Community Murals, and the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program as they launch this project. If you aren’t able to come, rest assured there will be another meeting in about two weeks. They’ll have a date by Friday and we will pass along so everyone is given plenty of notice.

First Community Meeting

Wednesday, July 10th at 6:00 p.m.

Church lot next to 910 Dickinson Street


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